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EC report on Albania – Credible or not?

EC report on Albania – Credible or not?

Commission reports are increasingly seen as political and biased. To a large extent, the EC has helped to build such a perception by highlighting findings in its reports which will not make WB governments uncomfortable. Of course, one cannot accuse the EC of deception.

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Albanian tourism to receive a 60 million euro boost from EBRD

Albanian tourism to receive a 60 million euro boost from EBRD

The EBRD has invested over €1.4 billion in 100 projects in Albania, while the EU is the largest donor in Albania overall.


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EC progress report gives green light for intergovernmental conference

EC progress report gives green light for intergovernmental conference

Independent experts decry report’s biased view of political developments in Albania

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EU launches 9 billion economic investment plan for the region

EU launches 9 billion economic investment plan for the region

Alongside presenting the enlargement package this year, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, mobilizing 9 billion euro directly and offering additional guarantees for further investment. The plan aims to spur the long-term

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Virus cases on the uptake yet new lockdown is very unlikely

Virus cases on the uptake yet new lockdown is very unlikely

TIRANA – Coronavirus new daily confirmed cases are decreasing in the country. But the government has made it clear that there is no risk of setting a new lockdown, apparently fearing economic ruin in the country. As of Wednesday there

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Covid-19 pandemic and the future of oil and minerals industry in Albania

Covid-19 pandemic and the future of oil and minerals industry in Albania

Ledion Krisafi TIRANA – This year has been a shock for the oil and minerals industry as has been for the other parts of the economy. In the global level demand for oil has decreased considerably, especially during the lockdown

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Close in resources, divided in ways: water quality in Tirana and Podgorica

Close in resources, divided in ways: water quality in Tirana and Podgorica

Albania’s abundant water resources are in stark contrast to the sparse efforts being made to manage and care for them, be it on an environmental and aesthetic level, or on the purely practical citizen needs that should be met under

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Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

From February 18 to February 20, with her unconditional love and passion for art, artist Ebtisam AlHouti brought to the Albanian public her second exhibition titled "Golden Hands" at the Tirana International Hotel premises. Ebtisam Al-Houti is a Kuwaiti artist

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Officials to take new measures against rising corruption in the country

Officials to take new measures against rising corruption in the country

TIRANA, Feb. 17 – According to Transparency International, the World Bank and some Albanian monitoring organizations, corruption in Albania has worsened.   State Supreme Audit accounts for several billion euros in damage to the state budget over the past eight

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On environment crime

By Robert Wilton   In the mountains of Albania, in the north, a block of wood is 30 euro. In the market, for the public, it is 60 euros. When there is profit there is crime, unless there is the

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